Nov. 17, 2006
Six players scored in double figures, and a total of 10 Auburn players scored as the Tigers routed Winston-Salem State, 95-62, Friday at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
Frank Tolbert had a team-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Also scoring in double figures was Korvotney Barber with 14, Rasheem Barrett with 13, Quantez Robertson with 11 and DeWayne Reed and Lucas Hargrove with 10 each. Barber led Auburn (2-0) with seven blocks and also added five rebounds and five assists in 21 minutes of play. Robertson also recorded a career-high nine assists.
Jamal Durham led Winston-Salem State (1-4) with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting and 13 rebounds.
The Tigers' 33-point victory was the largest margin of victory in the three-year Jeff Lebo era. The previous mark was a 28-point win over Delaware in 2004.
"I thought that we did some good things in the first half," head coach Jeff Lebo said. "I thought that we shot the ball much better. Overall, I thought we did some good things in the second half. We moved the ball well and passed it pretty well."
Defensively, Auburn held the Rams to 33.3 percent shooting (23-of-69). The Tigers shot 57.9 percent (33-of-57), including 10-for-21 beyond the arc.
Holding an 8-7 lead just over two minutes into the game, Auburn held Winston-Salem State scoreless for over eight minutes, stretching its lead to 24-7. The Tigers led 41-19 at the intermission.
Auburn's largest lead was 39 at 87-48 after a layup by Robertson with 3:27 left. The Tigers' 95 points were the most scored since a 105-56 win over Grambling in 2003.
The Tigers return to action Sunday as they host East Tennessee State at 2 pm Central in the first round of the South Padre Invitational.